Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 1
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 309 549 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 25.41% 20.17% 28.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.18% 23.88% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 404 501
North East median daily rate £418 £411 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% -8.61% +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £563 £670
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.15
10th Percentile £42.50 - £20.03
90th Percentile £50.50 - £20.27
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1024 2299 1674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.21% 84.46% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 1590 1071
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 95 74
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +69.75% -12.72%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.02 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 263 £425 +3.66% 32
Durham +15 39 £368 -8.13% 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 104 (33.66%) Scrum
2 80 (25.89%) Java
3 77 (24.92%) HTML
4 73 (23.62%) CSS
5 69 (22.33%) Open Source
6 65 (21.04%) User Experience
7 63 (20.39%) TDD
8 60 (19.42%) DevOps
9 50 (16.18%) Linux
9 50 (16.18%) Scala
9 50 (16.18%) Prototyping
10 49 (15.86%) Degree
11 47 (15.21%) User Stories
12 45 (14.56%) Test Automation
12 45 (14.56%) Service Design
13 44 (14.24%) JavaScript
13 44 (14.24%) Project Management
14 43 (13.92%) Jenkins
14 43 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (12.62%) Software Engineering
16 38 (12.30%) Finance
16 38 (12.30%) BDD
16 38 (12.30%) Selenium
17 36 (11.65%) Puppet
17 36 (11.65%) Oracle
18 35 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (11.00%) JIRA
19 34 (11.00%) Web Services
19 34 (11.00%) Web Design
20 33 (10.68%) Kanban

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (7.12%) Confluence
2 21 (6.80%) JBoss
3 20 (6.47%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.21%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.62%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.29%) CMS
8 4 (1.29%) FileNet
8 4 (1.29%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.29%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.97%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.65%) Drupal
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) TPMS
11 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.32%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (4.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.27%) Office 365
4 5 (1.62%) Heroku
4 5 (1.62%) PaaS
4 5 (1.62%) SaaS
4 5 (1.62%) Slack
5 4 (1.29%) IaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.97%) Serverless
7 2 (0.65%) Boomi
7 2 (0.65%) npm
8 1 (0.32%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.32%) Trello
8 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) SSL
2 10 (3.24%) HTTP
3 8 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.59%) X.21
4 7 (2.27%) LDAP
5 5 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.62%) Network Security
5 5 (1.62%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.29%) DNS
6 4 (1.29%) Firewall
6 4 (1.29%) PBX
6 4 (1.29%) PSTN
6 4 (1.29%) Skype
7 3 (0.97%) SMS
8 2 (0.65%) DHCP
8 2 (0.65%) Internet
8 2 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.65%) SSH
8 2 (0.65%) VPN
9 1 (0.32%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (4.53%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.21%) MySQL
3 13 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.27%) Big Data
7 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.97%) GIS
9 2 (0.65%) DB2
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.32%) DataStage
10 1 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.32%) QlikView
10 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 43 (13.92%) Jenkins
2 38 (12.30%) Selenium
3 34 (11.00%) JIRA
4 30 (9.71%) Git (software)
4 30 (9.71%) WebDriver
5 21 (6.80%) JUnit
6 20 (6.47%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.56%) RSpec
8 10 (3.24%) Subversion
9 8 (2.59%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.62%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (1.29%) Burp Suite
12 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.29%) Firebug
12 4 (1.29%) Gradle
12 4 (1.29%) Hamcrest
12 4 (1.29%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.29%) JMeter
12 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (12.30%) Finance
2 13 (4.21%) Games
3 6 (1.94%) Publishing
4 5 (1.62%) Retail
5 3 (0.97%) Legal
5 3 (0.97%) Marketing
5 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (18.12%) Developer
2 49 (15.86%) Designer
3 42 (13.59%) Analyst
4 27 (8.74%) Business Analyst
5 26 (8.41%) Java Developer
6 24 (7.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (7.12%) Project Manager
8 21 (6.80%) Architect
8 21 (6.80%) UX Designer
9 17 (5.50%) Interaction Designer
9 17 (5.50%) User Researcher
10 12 (3.88%) Senior Designer
10 12 (3.88%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.24%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (3.24%) Digital Architect
11 10 (3.24%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.24%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.24%) Technical Architect
11 10 (3.24%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (24.92%) HTML
2 73 (23.62%) CSS
3 34 (11.00%) Web Services
4 30 (9.71%) JSON
5 25 (8.09%) HTML5
6 24 (7.77%) AngularJS
6 24 (7.77%) Spring
7 22 (7.12%) RESTful
7 22 (7.12%) SOAP
8 21 (6.80%) REST
9 20 (6.47%) XML
10 19 (6.15%) .NET
11 17 (5.50%) Software Packaging
12 13 (4.21%) CSS3
12 13 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (3.88%) Node.js
14 11 (3.56%) Ajax
14 11 (3.56%) jQuery
15 10 (3.24%) Play Framework
16 9 (2.91%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 65 (21.04%) User Experience
2 43 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.74%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.53%) Smartphone
6 11 (3.56%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.59%) Blog
8 7 (2.27%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.62%) DataPower
10 5 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.62%) NHS
11 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.65%) VAX
14 1 (0.32%) Replication
14 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.18%) Linux
2 25 (8.09%) Windows
3 24 (7.77%) Unix
4 23 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.83%) AIX
6 6 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.29%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.65%) VMS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) Debian
9 1 (0.32%) VME
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (33.66%) Scrum
2 69 (22.33%) Open Source
3 63 (20.39%) TDD
4 60 (19.42%) DevOps
5 50 (16.18%) Prototyping
6 47 (15.21%) User Stories
7 45 (14.56%) Service Design
7 45 (14.56%) Test Automation
8 44 (14.24%) Project Management
9 39 (12.62%) Software Engineering
10 38 (12.30%) BDD
11 35 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (11.00%) Web Design
13 33 (10.68%) Kanban
14 32 (10.36%) Front End Development
14 32 (10.36%) Waterfall
15 29 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (8.74%) Rapid Prototyping
17 26 (8.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.89%) Java
2 50 (16.18%) Scala
3 44 (14.24%) JavaScript
4 30 (9.71%) SQL
5 25 (8.09%) C#
6 22 (7.12%) Ruby
7 18 (5.83%) Python
8 12 (3.88%) C++
8 12 (3.88%) Groovy
9 7 (2.27%) Perl
10 6 (1.94%) C
11 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.62%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) Korn
13 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.65%) XPath
13 2 (0.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 49 (15.86%) Degree
2 22 (7.12%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.27%) ISEB
6 4 (1.29%) MCSE
6 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.97%) PMP
8 2 (0.65%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CAPM
8 2 (0.65%) CCDP
8 2 (0.65%) CCIE
8 2 (0.65%) CCNP
8 2 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CISM
8 2 (0.65%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) QA
1 17 (5.50%) WCAG
2 5 (1.62%) PMO
3 4 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (3.88%) Docker
2 6 (1.94%) LXC
3 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) NFS
5 1 (0.32%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (11.65%) Puppet
2 28 (9.06%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.91%) Ansible
4 5 (1.62%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (1.29%) Nessus
6 2 (0.65%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.65%) Terraform
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (11.65%) Oracle
2 25 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.44%) HP
3 23 (7.44%) Red Hat
4 20 (6.47%) IBM
5 13 (4.21%) Axway
5 13 (4.21%) Informatica
5 13 (4.21%) Siebel
6 5 (1.62%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.62%) Sun
7 4 (1.29%) Google
7 4 (1.29%) OpenText
7 4 (1.29%) Polycom
7 4 (1.29%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.97%) SAP
8 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco
9 2 (0.65%) Dell
9 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.65%) Tableau